Contributions to Economics

The Economics of Small Businesses

An International Perspective

Editors: Calcagnini, Giorgio, Favaretto, Ilario (Eds.)

  • Provides an international perspective on small businesses
  • Underlines characteristics and differences across countries and regions
  • Analyses the specifics of small business in the presence of financial market imperfections
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Is small still beautiful? The recent economic and financial crisis has shown that developed countries in which firms are smaller suffered the biggest GDP plunges. Today, economic growth depends more than in the past on sound and well-organized firms, which means more innovation, a better educated labor force, higher likelihood of access to financial resources and efficient investments. This does not mean the end of small-sized firms, but that they need to be different from the way they were in the past. This book provides an international perspective on analyses and policy recommendations for how small businesses can reinforce their role in modern economies.

About the authors

Giorgio Calcagnini is Professor of Economics at the University of Urbino, Italy, where he teaches courses and conducts applied research on investment, macro- and micro-economic theory, and the financial system. He was a researcher at ISCO and at the Confindustria, both in Rome. Ilario Favaretto is Professor of Regional Economics at the University of Urbino, Italy. His current research focuses on the role of small businesses adopting an international perspective and expecially focusing on European policies.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Innovative Entrepreneurship and Policy: Toward Initiation and Preservation of Growth

    Baumol, William J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • State Programs to Promote the Growth of Innovative Firms in the United States – A Taxonomy

    Ou, Charles

    Pages 25-47

  • OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme: Comparable International Measures of Entrepreneurship and the Factors that Enhance or Impede It

    Davis, Tim C. (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • The Peculiarities of SMEs in Europe and Italy: Technology Transfer Policies

    Gallo, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 69-80

  • Public Policies for Italian SMEs: Instruments, Results and Current Trends

    Bruzzo, Aurelio

    Pages 81-100

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eBook $119.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2913-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Small Businesses
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Giorgio Calcagnini
  • Ilario Favaretto
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2623-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2623-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2622-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2913-6
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 219
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